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Why do you smoke?

Discussion in 'Tobacco / Nicotine' started by Coolkidhere, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. henry

    henry Community Champion

    While it is true smoking can relieve stress, the only stress it relieves from me, is the stress of craving a cigarette, if that makes any sense at all. What I mean is, that someone who's addicted to smoking can come up with any excuse to justify his addiction. But, the truth is, they smoke because they can't stop.
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  2. rightct

    rightct Community Champion

    I used to smoke due to 2 reasons:
    1) I was in a dire situation;
    2) Most of my entourage smoked so I had no choice at the time but start, too.

    Of course I didn't feel pretty good about my oblivious decision, but got used to it after a little while. I stopped smoking when I felt heavy and unbearable pain in my lungs. Oh, God...
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  3. I've already recently quit smoking cigarettes, but when i did smoke, the main reason behind it was because of stress. It definitely does provide a temporary relief from stress, but then you get to that point where you don't even know why you're smoking anymore. It's just a need.
  4. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    What you said is actually good. So for those who smoke, not smoking is the stress that they deal with.

    Maybe this is the point where you are addicted to it. When you just cannot deal with the stress of not smoking. If you are a casual smoker and you just smoke when others smoke, then you do are not stressed by not smoking.
  5. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    At least you listened to your health. My husband has had chronic coughs on and off for years now but he still has not gone for a checkup. Or even limited his cigarette consumption. If anything, he has even taken cigarette smoking to a higher level.
  6. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    When you start, you cannot stop apparently. Which is why a lot of first time smokers become hooked to it. So smoking is also really addictive too. My husband says he is not addicted but he cannot stop because he needs cigarettes.
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  7. I'm a very addictive person, and what I noticed is that when I am hooked on something, I stay in a state of denial for a long time, telling other and myself that I can get off it whenever I want.
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  8. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    Exactly what my husband says! He said he can get off it whenever he wanted but apparently he cannot so it now as he needs the cigarettes for his work. Which is really a contradicting statement if you ask me lol.
  9. sbatz72

    sbatz72 Active Contributor

    I think I would have to agree with your husband. I smoke to relieve stress. I get way to stressed about a lot of things. I hate to feel stressed. But I hate to smoke also and all the negative health factors that come along with it.
  10. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    The negative health factors that accompany smoking are really scary. I do hope in the future you will be able to lessen your cigarette consumption. Or even quit it completely.
  11. bsthebenster

    bsthebenster Community Champion

    I, and every other smoker, smoke to suppress withdrawal symptoms. When I don't smoke I get cranky, lethargic, anxious and I can't poop.
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  12. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    I thought smoking to poop is a silly idea made by my husband. Apparently, it is true, lol. Well, I really cannot say that that is true for my husband because he is always cranky, anxious and lethargic even when he is smoking.